Autodesk Ecotect Analysis

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Autodesk Ecotect Analysis is an environmental analysis tool that allows designers to simulate building performance from the earliest stages of conceptual design. It combines analysis functions with an interactive display that presents analytical results directly within the context of the building model.

In June 2008, Ecotect was acquired by Autodesk from Square One Research and adds to an array of tools that augment the Revit BIM environment. Ecotect is different from other analysis tools in that it targets the earliest stages of design, a time when simple decisions can have far-reaching effects on the final project.

An engagement with simulation and analysis at a time when the design is sufficiently ‘plastic’ and able to respond is critical to achieving the performance demanded of modern buildings.

Effective March 20, 2015, new licenses to Ecotect Analysis software are no longer available for purchase from the Autodesk website. Autodesk is going to integrate functionality similar to Ecotect Analysis into the Revit product family. The aim is reportedly to allow Autodesk to shift resources, maximizing development efforts on BIM and cloud-based solutions for building performance analysis and visualization.[1]

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  1. ^ "Ecotect Analysis - Sustainable Building Design Software - Autodesk". Archived from the original on 2016-03-12. Retrieved 2016-02-29.